High Tech Anti-Bacterial Paint

Leading New Zealand paint manufacturer, Dulux has launched a breakthrough new product that provides a virtually impenetrable safeguard against common household nasties such as bacteria and mould.

Kitchen with Dulux hi-tech anti-bacterial paint

Specially designed for kitchens, bathrooms and other wet areas

The innovative new paint, Dulux Wash & Wear Kitchen & Bathroom, has been developed specifically for use in areas that require regular cleaning and protection against mould and bacteria growth, such as kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. “Kitchens and bathrooms are not only the most popular and used rooms in a home, they’re often the most difficult to maintain,” said Renay Robertson, Marketing Manager at Dulux New Zealand, who points out it is important for people considering painting their bathroom or kitchen to choose a product that has been designed specifically for use in these areas. “When it comes to painting your bathroom or kitchen, it’s important to choose a paint that will not only protect the surface of the walls and ceilings from damage caused by water and other environmental factors so that they stay looking better for longer, but one that will help keep the surfaces hygienic and will provide protection against mould and bacteria – which can be rampant in bathroom and kitchen areas.” One of the key features of Dulux’s new Wash & Wear Kitchen & Bathroom is its ability to repel mould – a common problem that affects one third of New Zealand homes and is thought to contribute to health issues such as asthma. “Mould occurs virtually anywhere that moisture occurs, so kitchens and bathrooms are obviously very susceptible to developing mould,” said Robertson.

Anti mould

The paint comes with a seven year guarantee against mould growth and contains a formula that prevents mould spores from growing and adhering to the paint surface. The product also protects against mould stains and odours, keeping walls and ceilings fresh and clean. Dulux Seven guarentee


In addition to its mould resistant properties, it contains a unique anti-bacterial formulation that actively inhibits bacteria from growing, providing protection against human, pet and food borne bacteria, bacteria stains and odours. The anti-bacterial formula is embedded into the latex of the product so it will not wash or wear off from the surface of the paint, offering long-term anti-bacterial protection. “When used alongside regular cleaning, Dulux Wash & Wear Kitchen & Bathroom provides a high standard of hygiene, which is obviously incredibly important in areas such as kitchens where food is prepared and eaten,” said Robertson.

Tough and easy to clean

Utilising Dulux’s patented and proven Wash & Wear technology, the tough protective finish of the product guards against stains left behind by grease, food and beverages in the kitchen and the residue resulting from soap, cosmetics and grooming products in the bathroom. Scuff and moisture resistant, it is highly durable and hardwearing, allowing walls to be cleaned on a regular basis without causing any harm to the painted surface. “Even with regular cleaning, walls and ceilings stay looking fresher for longer,” says Robertson of the products ability to withstand frequent washing.


Safe for people and pets

Because the paint has been designed to be used in kitchens and bathrooms, it has been formulated to have an incredibly low odour, so is safe for both people and pets.

Easy application

The paint is water based and has been developed to ensure brush loading and application is maximised, providing a smoother, more even paint finish.


Dulux Wash & Wear Kitchen & Bathroom is available from all major hardware retailers nationwide and comes in:

  • Low-sheen and semi-gloss finishes
  • A wide range of colours
  • Handy 1L, 2L and 4L pails

?For more information about Dulux’s range of paints available for your home, or for a free no obligation consultation about your renovation, talk to Refresh, New Zealand's home renovators.

Refresh renovations is a home improvement specialist offering a range of services including but not limited to home renovations, extensions, outdoor renovations, home improvements, home makeover, kitchen renovation, bathroom renovation, re-cladding and insulating, joinery replacement, and much more.



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